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the early 1970s it was noted that extensive repairs to the
west nave of the cathedral were required. On the 18th of January
1972 an appeal was launched to raise £300,000 for the
The work that was carried out included the grouting of the
pillars; steel girders were placed above the nave ceiling
and in the clerestory passageways; some of the stone ribbing
was rebuilt; and fibre glass shells were inserted in the interstices
of the roof.
In 1974 a service was held to celebrate the saving of the
cathedral and the raising of the first £100,000. Queen
Elizabeth the Queen Mother, patron of the Friends of St Magnus
Cathedral, was present.